The 7 Biggest Films of Harold Ramis’s Career


The entertainment world saw one of its most beloved and prolific comedy figures pass away on Monday. Harold Ramis, the actor, writer, and director of films including Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and Stripes, died from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis after battling the condition for four years, Ramis’ representation United Talent Agency said. Ramis was 69 years old.

In a career dating back nearly forty years, Ramis has left behind a startlingly consistent resume of work that continues to stay funny, as the New Yorker explains in an article dating back to 2004. The work of Ramis has also been cited by filmmakers and comedians like Jay Roach, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, and Adam Sandler as a huge influence, laying the ground work for Ramis’ body of work to, in turn, influence generations to come.

Since Ramis wore many hats in the film industry, having had prominent roles as writer, director, producer, and actor through the years, it’s sometimes difficult to remember just how many of the classic comedies he has had significant roles in. Here are seven of the biggest films in Ramis’ career and what his roles were in them.